World Boxing News has discovered that Gennadiy Golovkin has two opponents lined up if the IBF and WBA middleweight champion decides to extend into his forties.
“GGG” lost last September in his second fight against Canelo Alvarez. He looked tired and old while working around the ring at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
At the time, Golovkin did not declare his future certain. He was thought to fight again at middleweight. However, this is not clear after two mandatory fights ordered by the IBF and WBA.
Gilberto Jesus Mendoza, president of the World Boxing Federation, confirmed the news.
“It is a joint bill [between the WBA and IBF],” he told IZQUIERDAZO.
“We looked at the necessary things. He should go with Falcao [the IBF, first]. A second fight for Golovkin will be announced soon.
“First, with Falcao, the winner is defending the title with Erislandy Lara.”
He added: “There will be no more voluntary choices from us. I don’t think there are any from the IBF either.”
Golovkin should have a resolution in his hand. The Kazakh fighter can either go through the motions, face another middleweight champion, move up in weight to 168 permanently or retire.
These are the four options open to the boxing legend.
Boxing – Jesse Rodriguez
The United Nations leaders released a statement on Jesse Rodriguez. “The Bomb” will move down to heavyweight to challenge for the vacant WBO title.
Our undefeated WBC heavyweight champion Jesse Rodríguez has officially announced his decision to relinquish his Green and Gold Belt to compete in the heavyweight division.
Jessie delighted us in 2022, winning the WBC title by defeating former champion Carlos Cuadras. He also brought out the mandatory candidate, former champion from Thailand, Srisaket Sor Rungvisi.
In the end, he made a voluntary defense, defeating the durable Israel Gonzalez to make this year one of the most successful years.
The WBC wishes Jessie great success in the future and looks forward to competing for WBC titles in the months and years to come.
The WBO retained its president.
Francisco ‘Paco’ Valcárcel, Esq. Today, the President of the World Boxing Council was re-elected during the general meeting of the sanctioned body.
The election of the WBO Executive Committee marked the first day of the 35th WBO Annual Meeting, held from October 24 to October 29 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Paco was the president for 25 years and certainly played an important role in the development of the WBO.
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